Redbreast 12
Added on Saturday, Sep 20, 2008 at 10:39 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Pure Pot Still
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Ireland
  Price: $40 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Malty, vanilla nose, somewhat spiritous/alcoholy.  The palate is yummy, though there's almost too much of that alcohol/spiritous edge -- but the rest is darn tasty.  Malty, with those hints of Whoppers candy that I often find in Irish whiskies.  In a way, this hits me very similarly as Bushmills 16 (which I prefer), but that is more expensive I guess, and older... anyhow, I like this a lot. 
N: Toffee, leather.
P: Thick and coating, considerably malty, spicy, rich, and balanced.
F: Light fruity / floral. 
Oddly enough I liked this.  Still rather....erm....Irish and has that classic sweet grassy note but the palate has some chocolately/tobacco notes that give this some complexity.  Better than most Irish. 

Nose:  malt, hay, floral.

Palate:  sweet, some fruit (pears), some malt.

Finish: Very nice malty finish with some fruit.   

Almonds, orange furniture wax, and ginger bread cookies. Middle is more dried apricots; sweet and oily with a hint of vanilla. Light sherry influence. 
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